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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Change in Afghanistan, Change in Hawaii
By Rep Charles Djou @ 8:07 PM :: 4778 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

During my tour of duty in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, one of the most profound things I saw was the first day of school.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Treasury Dept. Fingers SolarCity in Exploration of the Dark Underbelly of Solar Leasing
By Selected News Articles @ 3:22 PM :: 4883 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Solar leasing companies are reporting “fair market value” installed costs that are far higher than the actual cost of installing solar.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
5 Issues That Haven't Come Up in the Debates
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:19 PM :: 2657 Views :: National News, Ethics

Join us tonight at 9 p.m. ET (3PM HST) —you can watch the debate live on our Debate 2012 page....

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Mediscare: Mazie's $6400 Falsehood
By News Release @ 4:39 AM :: 5133 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Hirono’s completely false claim that seniors will pay as much as $6,400 more in Medicare costs under a premium support plan, was debunked more than a year ago ....

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Monday, October 15, 2012
Subsidizing Big Wind: The Real Costs to Taxpayers
By Selected News Articles @ 3:11 PM :: 5262 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

For two decades, the domestic wind-energy sector has enjoyed a lucrative subsidy known as the production tax credit (PTC). That tax treatment, which provides wind-energy producers with 2.2 cents for every kilowatt-hour of electricity produced, expires at the end of 2012.

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Monday, October 15, 2012
Key Hirono Endorser Switches to Lingle
By News Release @ 2:45 PM :: 5280 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Alaska Congressman Don Young, who endorsed Mazie Hirono in the Democrat primary, is now endorsing Governor Linda Lingle, for Hawaii's open U.S. Senate seat.

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Monday, October 15, 2012
Nuclear War Averted, 50 Years Ago This Week
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:43 PM :: 4004 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

As Iran builds its nuclear capability, the lessons of the Cuban Missile Crisis resonate in a fresh way.

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Saturday, October 13, 2012
WSJ: Should Cities Ban Plastic Bags?
By NCPA @ 10:20 PM :: 4250 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

There's no evidence that banning plastic bags helps the environment -- and plenty of evidence that it may actually hurt....

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Friday, October 12, 2012
Heritage Experts React to Vice Presidential Debate
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:25 PM :: 3136 Views :: National News, Ethics

While many commentators were critiquing style, a team of 19 Heritage experts cut through the malarkey and focused on substance....

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Friday, October 12, 2012
Video: Biden is Laughing, Are You?
By Video @ 1:12 AM :: 4106 Views :: National News, Ethics

28% said the debate made them more likely to vote for Romney and 21% said the faceoff made them more likely to vote to re-elect Obama....

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Thursday, October 11, 2012
Hirono Votes Threaten Local Jobs
By News Release @ 7:51 PM :: 4819 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The Linda Lingle Senate Committee released a new television spot today contrasting Governor Linda Lingle’s clear record of job growth for Hawaii with Congresswoman Mazie Hirono’s votes that would cut jobs....

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Thursday, October 11, 2012
10 Questions for the Vice Presidential Debate
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:50 PM :: 2609 Views :: National News, Ethics

Tonight’s debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Representative Paul Ryan is supposed to cover both domestic and foreign policy

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Thursday, October 11, 2012
Consumer Reports: Protect Yourself from the Latest Solar Scams
By Selected News Articles @ 6:31 PM :: 6983 Views :: National News, Ethics

A new twist on the home-improvement scam targets folks who want to cut their energy bills with rooftop solar panels or windmills....

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
SolarCity Reveals Details Of Treasury Investigation In Pre-IPO Documents
By Selected News Articles @ 5:55 PM :: 5663 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...the investigation focuses on the fair-market value of PV installations for which SolarCity sought cash grants....

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Companies Make Progress on Alaska LNG Project
By News Release @ 5:16 PM :: 3503 Views :: National News, Ethics

...the scope of the project as described by the companies, an Alaska LNG project will be one of the largest in the world.... 

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Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Rep Mica: Honolulu TSA Meltdown Confirms Systemic Problem
By Selected News Articles @ 11:01 PM :: 6416 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“This report and one TSA fiasco after another have demonstrated that this isn’t the problem of a few bad apples. There are system-wide problems...."

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Tuesday, October 09, 2012
No Money Down Rooftop Solar Providers Inflate Project Value for Tax Credit
By Selected News Articles @ 1:29 AM :: 4540 Views :: National News, Ethics

Big banks have been able to write off millions in taxes by over reporting the cost of financed solar PV projects in what may be the country’s next banking scandal....

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Monday, October 08, 2012
PEW: Romney’s Strong Debate Performance Erases Obama’s Lead
By Selected News Articles @ 8:50 PM :: 2981 Views :: National News, Ethics

GOP Challenger Viewed as Candidate with New Ideas....

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Monday, October 08, 2012
We Can't Give Up on Afghanistan
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:18 PM :: 2618 Views :: National News, Ethics

We must continue to support those Afghans working for a better future for their country even as we wind down combat operations....

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Friday, October 05, 2012
Anemic Job Growth Continues
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:32 PM :: 2820 Views :: National News, Ethics

this morning's jobs report shows that 12.1 million Americans are still out of work....

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Thursday, October 04, 2012
Heritage Experts React to First Presidential Debate
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:48 PM :: 2554 Views :: National News, Ethics

During last night's debate between President Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney, Heritage's domestic policy experts were live-blogging their analysis ....

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Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Seven Romney Debate Points for Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 11:39 PM :: 7180 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Here are seven debate take-aways on Romney policies which will directly affect Hawaii....

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Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Alaska Blue Cross Paying Patients to Fly to Seattle
By John Goodman @ 4:11 PM :: 3116 Views :: National News, Ethics

The high cost of many medical procedures in Alaska is driving a major insurance company, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield, to offer coverage that pays airfare, hotel and other expenses for members to undergo the same treatment in Washington state at less cost....

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Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Algae Energy: Dead in the Water?
By NCPA @ 2:53 PM :: 2810 Views :: National News, Ethics

Many biofuel manufacturers have heavily funded Democratic campaigns, and some even work inside the Obama administration....

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Wednesday, October 03, 2012
10 Questions for the First Presidential Debate
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:34 PM :: 2593 Views :: National News, Ethics

Heritage Foundation’s policy experts have submitted 10 questions they would like to see asked in the debate.

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Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Two Liberal Whoppers on Medicare
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:45 PM :: 2990 Views :: National News, Ethics

A debate that has been fought largely over the airwaves is about to go head-to-head. Medicare reform is a huge part of that debate, and the left—bolstered by the media—has been promoting two huge falsehoods on the issue.

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Monday, October 01, 2012
Hanabusa 14th Most Partisan in Congress
By Rep Charles Djou @ 6:34 PM :: 4421 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...our opponent is one of the most liberal and hyper-partisan lawmakers in the United States. She was ranked as the 14th most-partisan Democrat of the 435 U.S. House members....

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Monday, October 01, 2012
The Administration's Messy Story on Libya Attack
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:10 PM :: 2625 Views :: National News, Ethics

Washington is notorious for dropping news it doesn’t want scrutinized too closely on the last day of the work week....

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Monday, October 01, 2012
Five Questions for Education Secretary Arne Duncan
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:05 PM :: 2618 Views :: National News, Ethics

You said the outcome of the Chicago teachers strike was “great for children.”

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Monday, October 01, 2012
Is College a Lousy Investment?
By NCPA @ 2:59 PM :: 3334 Views :: National News, Ethics

...recent studies show that students are not learning much that would be valuable to them in the job market. Many students go to school thinking all they need is the credential of a degree....

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Monday, October 01, 2012
Pulpit Freedom Sunday: Can the Government Censor Sermons?
By News Release @ 2:51 PM :: 5273 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

More than 1,200 pastors in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico have registered to participate ....

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Sunday, September 30, 2012
Edging Toward the Fiscal Cliff, Tax Increases Inevitable
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:28 AM :: 4790 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

No matter the political rhetoric you will hear in these final weeks before the general election, there is no doubt that there will be an increase in taxes at the federal level.

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Saturday, September 29, 2012
Sequestration: Obama Admin Pressures Federal Contractors not to Issue Layoff Notices
By Selected News Articles @ 6:22 PM :: 3949 Views :: National News, Ethics

...they would be compensated for legal costs if layoffs occur due to contract cancellations under sequestration — but only if the contractors follow the Labor guidance....

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Friday, September 28, 2012
The Cost of Wind Energy Jobs
By NCPA @ 2:55 PM :: 3112 Views :: National News, Ethics

 ...taxpayers spend about 15 times more on wind energy jobs than jobs in oil-and-gas....

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Friday, September 28, 2012
States Seek a Middle Ground on Medicaid
By NCPA @ 2:51 PM :: 2869 Views :: National News, Ethics

...in an interesting interpretation of the Supreme Court's ruling on the law, states are looking into partially expanding their Medicaid programs to receive federal subsidies....

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Friday, September 28, 2012
Hollywood Steps Up in "Won't Back Down"
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:10 PM :: 3455 Views :: National News, Ethics

Gyllenhaal's character is a single mom advocating for better educational opportunities for her child. Davis plays a teacher in the school who wants to improve it.... teachers unions have already denounced the movie

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Friday, September 28, 2012
Inouye hides Akaka Bill in Policy Rider -- just after “Grazing Permits”
By Andrew Walden @ 6:18 AM :: 6277 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

On page 129 of the Senate Appropriations Committee FY13 Interior Subcommittee Bill Draft, between “Livestock Grazing Administration” and “Use of American Iron, Steel and Manufactured Goods”....

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Friday, September 28, 2012
Obama and Congress Are Choosing to Cause a Recession
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:06 AM :: 3231 Views :: National News, Ethics

...a recession is bearing down on the economy—and it's an inside job....

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Thursday, September 27, 2012
FEMA Sends Tsunami of Cash to American Samoa
By News Release @ 2:41 PM :: 4475 Views :: National News, Ethics

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded nearly $100 Million dollars in Post-Tsunami improvements to American Samoa ....

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Thursday, September 27, 2012
Student Loan Bubble Inflates College Costs
By NCPA @ 1:46 PM :: 3529 Views :: National News, Ethics

The accumulation of student loan debt has surpassed $1 trillion....

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
EPA Urged to Crack Down on Hawaii Over Air Pollution Rules
By Selected News Articles @ 4:19 PM :: 5448 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Though 10 states have shirked their duties under national air quality standards for lead, environmental regulators have not cracked down, activists claim in federal court.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Personalized Medicine vs. ObamaCare
By John Goodman @ 3:16 PM :: 3624 Views :: National News, Ethics

Personalized medicine is the future. It is where the science is going. It is where the technology is going. It is where doctors and patients will want to go.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Let Wind Power Tax Credit Expire
By NCPA @ 1:47 PM :: 2988 Views :: National News, Ethics

Wind producers can even sell power when demand is low and still collect a profit because the pretax subsidy is higher than the average price for electricity....

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
After a Two-Year Slowdown, Health Care Spending Grows 4.6 Percent
By News Release @ 1:41 PM :: 2956 Views :: National News, Ethics

First look at 2011 data finds rising prices drove spending growth for those with employer-sponsored insurance....

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
To be Organic or not to be Organic, Why ask the question?
By NCPA @ 1:21 PM :: 3367 Views :: National News, Ethics

... environmentalists want to use the label to imply that organic foods are safer ....

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
5 Ways Obama Disappointed at the United Nations
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:24 PM :: 4269 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

In tripping over the YouTube video that was offensive to Muslims, the President seemed to validate other countries’ disregard for freedom of speech....

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Full Text: What the Muslim Brotherhood Means for US
By IPT News @ 10:04 AM :: 9126 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

"And let's not hoist a large Islamic flag, and let's not be barbaric-talking. We will remain a front so that if the thing happens, we will benefit from the new happenings instead of having all of our organizations classified and exposed."

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
"60 Minutes" Contrast Between Romney, Obama on Entitlements
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:45 PM :: 3089 Views :: National News, Ethics

The official, head-to-head debates begin next week, but Sunday’s “60 Minutes” appearances by President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) provided a contrast in the ideas offered on the nation’s entitlements and spending crisis....

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The Crisis of the Uninsured Is Far from Over
By NCPA @ 2:37 PM :: 2986 Views :: National News, Ethics

...Moreover, it is unlikely to be resolved by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act....

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Monday, September 24, 2012
Big Island Doctors Panel to Discuss Effect of Obamacare on Hawaii
By News Release @ 8:50 PM :: 6481 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

OBAMACARE AND HEALTH ISSUES IN HAWAII a special 90-minute discussion
Tuesday, September 25, 7 – 9 pm, at Boston Basil’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, 75-5707 Alii Drive (downtown Kailua-Kona)

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